When I lived in the San Francisco Bay area I played for a couple of years with the Musician's Warehouse Big Band featuring drumming legend Louie Bellson. When Louie heard that I played steel drums he wrote this tune for me entitled Street Beat. Working with Louie was very inspirational for me. He was also possibly the nicest guy I've ever met.
I played for several years with Cincinnati pianist Phil Degreg in a group that he called Brasilia. It featured many of Cincinnati's finest jazz musicians. This is a tune entitled Briga Nunca Mais from a concert in Lexington featuring Phil on piano, Rusty Burge on vibes, Aaron Jacobs on bass, Marc Wolfley on drums and myself on percussion.
This is me playing cajon with blues guitarist Noah Wotherspoon on his tune, Two-Faced Woman. Noah is a very talented young man and I always have a blast playing with him.
I played a cd release concert with Cincinnati-based hip-hop band Eclipse Movement in 2011 with a huge cast of great musicians including Brian Batchelor-Glader, Max Gise, Aaron Jacobs, Joe Jahnigen, Gary Winters, Michael Mavridoglou, Eric Campbell, and DJ Tobot. This is our take on Herbie Hancock's Rockit.